Q & A: Why Staying Fit After 50 Is Crucial

Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor is Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

You’re older, wiser—and have more time to design a personal plan for fitness finesse! Interview Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, to discuss why it’s so important to stay in shape as we get into our golden years. See how a healthy physical lifestyle benefits mind, body, and spirit.


1) What are the key benefits to staying fit after age 50?

According to numerous high-quality research studies, exercise benefits the older population in a number of ways. These benefits include; improved overall health, prevention of chronic diseases and improvement in preexisting chronic disease, increased endurance, strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, posture, reduced risk of falls, improved cognition, mood, social connection and contributes to weight maintenance.

    The ideal exercise program in older adults should include aerobic, resistance, flexibility, and balance training and be tailored to the abilities, limitations, and goals of each person.

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